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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Dave Barnes

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Adjunct Instructor
Workforce Development & Community Education

Contact Information

901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
Room Number: 101
Phone: (610) 547-0300

Contact Faculty

Born with a hammer in my hand. 30 year career as a Designer & Builder. I teach woodworking, furniture making, and all types of residential and commercial construction. I am also a 30 year member of the United Scenic Artists union USA-829, out of New York. I have been a part time teacher, adjunct instructor, visiting artist for over 25 years. I have taught every grade from pre-kindergarten through graduate level. I am an expert cabinet maker, scenic designer, artist, and builder. I also am a master of large public museum, zoo, and aquarium fabrication.


  • BA - English & Fine Art



    Awards, Grants and other Scholarly Recognitions

    • Massachusetts Arts & Humanities Grant - For Documentary Film
    • BOIT Fine Art Award - 1987- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

      Academic Biography

      NOTE: Starting the Master's in Arts Education Program at Moore College of Art in 2021. 1982-87 BA in English Literature and Fine Arts - Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 1980-82 Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School - Cambridge, Massachusetts 1078-80 Nether Providence High School, Wallingford, Pennsylvania

      Theoretical Approach, Experience, and Temperament

      Most Important: Be Fearless! I believe anyone can learn anything if they put their mind to it. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Find the village that will support you, wherever they are. All boats rise with the tide. I like to think my teaching style is part Bob Marley, and part Elon Musk!

      Scholarly Interests

      • Teaching, Design, Art, Nature, Literature, Science, Philosophy, Oceanography
      • Interests include Books, Comic Books, Movies, Hiking, Nature, Astrophysics, Woodworking, charitable giving.